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Marinated Cucumber Salad

It was a scorcher here in Minneapolis on Monday. We broke a bunch of records as our temp climbed to 103 degrees. To top it off, there were high winds! It was crazy weather. When it gets that hot, I want cool, refreshing raw food.


I picked up some cucumbers at the farmer’s market and decided to make this refreshing cucumber salad. You want to start this the day before so it has time for the flavors to marry. I decided to try something different for the sweetener and used evaporated palm coconut sugar. It is low glycemic, and sustainable and actually has nutrients in it! With its deeper taste it worked quite well in this recipe. It your coop doesn’t carry it, you can look on line to order.


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  1. Megs wrote on June 14, 2011

    will this go soggy? sounds great!

    • Susan wrote on June 14, 2011

      It is soaking in a marinade…not sure what you are asking…It does not get mushy….

  2. Mindy wrote on June 11, 2011


  3. Chris wrote on June 11, 2011

    Oh yes, cucumbers!

  4. Dot D. wrote on June 11, 2011

    Question: Why do you use both the apple cider vinegar and lemon juice?

    • Susan wrote on June 11, 2011

      Purely for flavor. The lemon juice adds a little brightness and makes it taste great.

  5. sara wrote on June 11, 2011

    This looks so so yummy and perfect for spring!! 🙂

  6. Tiffany wrote on June 10, 2011

    I don’t know where to get Himalayan salt and pepper or palm coconut sugar, but if I can substitute with the regular stuff, I would love to try this, it looks wonderful!

  7. Jana wrote on June 10, 2011

    I love cucumber salads!! I always add some ginger, give it a even more refreshing taste.
    Lovely photo as usual!

  8. Laura-Jane the Rawtarian wrote on June 10, 2011

    I bet that I would love the flavours of this cucumber salad. When I was growing up my mom used to make a similar sounding dish with thinly sliced cucumbers and vinegar and I used to love it. I haven’t thought about that dish in a long time! Memories 🙂

    I’ve never heard of palm coconut sugar, but I might try it with a bit of honey instead since I do do honey (even though it may not be considered raw vegan).

    Thanks for another beautiful photo and recipe 🙂


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